Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on July 12th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…(BASEBALL)…………….

Padres-Braves….San Diego opens 2nd half of schedule with 3-game weekend series with Braves…Dinelson Lamet-vs-Dallas Keuchel in Friday matchup…..Friars (45-45) on season…Atlanta (54-37)…won 8-of-12…..Braves (.263-BA)…143-home runs….Atlanta with 7-hitters with ().270-BA or higher…..Ron Acuna-Freddy Freeman conmbined (44HRs).

Padres-Tigers…Open trade talks about possible deal for P-Matt Boyd..Detroit asking for 3-young players in deal.

Padres-Mets…Dialogue about trade for either P-Zach Wheeler or Noah Syndegaard.

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Dodgers-Boston….Friday matchups…Kenta Maeda (7-5)-vs-Eduardo Rodriguez (9-4)….LA (60-32) record-best in National League…Bosox (49-41) trying to climb into wildcard race.

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Angels-Mariners…Friday pitchers…Taylor Cole (0-1)-vs-Mike Leake (7-7)….Halos (45-46)….Seattle (39-55)

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(Scoreboard)

Texas-W-Houston….Lance Lynn now (12-4)….11-strikeouts in win

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(MLB)

All Star Game TV-ratings plunge…(6.2-rating)…lowest of all time….All Star game ratings have dropped from (11.0) in 2008 to (6.2)……Home Run Derby had (4.5) rating……

All Star Game…TV rating (6.2) higher than NFL Pro Bolw (5.1)….NBA All Star Game (3.8)….NHL All Star Game (1.1).

MLB..Suspend Houston OF-Jake Marsinick 2-games for head first slide-used shoulder to hit Angels C-Jonathon Lucroy in head causing concussion.

Boston..David Ortiz undergoes 3rd surgery for damage organs-complications from shooting a month ago in Dominican Republican…has been hospitalized nearly 5-weeks.

New York….Free spirit P-Jim Bouton-author of ‘Ball Four’ being eulogized as great teammate and fun loving guy…..Died of dementia at (80Y) in New Jersey…ex Yankees-Braves-Mariners pitcher.

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(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Callup P-Kyle Freeland from AAA
Royals..Callup former #1 pick-OF-Bubba Starling-hitting (.316) in Omaha

Milwaukee…Sign FA-P-Shelby Miller…ex-Arizona-Atlanta
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Dan Jennings…ex Miami-A’s reliever
Rockies..Sign FA-1B-Yonder Alonso-ex White Sox

Tigers…Talking toi 6-clubs about possible deal for P-Matt Boyd
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(Injuries)

Cardinals..DL-C-Yadier Molina-thumb
Tampa Bay..DL-P-Chaz Roe-forearm

Houston..Send P-Brad Peacock out on rehab start
Angels..P-Keynan Middleton goes out on rehab
Cubs..Rehab start P-Alan Wesbter
White Sox…C-Wellington Castillo goes out on rehab
Tampa Bay..SS-Matt Duffy sent out on rehab
A’s..P-Sean Manaea sent out on rehab.

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……………..(FOOTBALL)………………

Chargers…..Star RB-Melvin Gordon-Agent-Fletcher Smith say Gordon will not report to camp and will holdout during the season unless he is given a contract extension….Due to earn (5.6M) in this final year of deal….Wants contract extension that will pay him equal to NYJets Le’Veon Bell (13.1M)….Gordon would be fined 330,000-per week for every regular season game he misses…Still owes team 1-year on his contract before he could become a free agent.

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(Teams)

Saints…Rookie DE-Carl Granderson ordered to 6-month jail sentence on sexual battery case after rejecting plea bargain deal in Laramie, Wyoming.

Washington…Redskins upset that S-Josh Norman took part in ‘Running of the Bulls’ in Spain while on vacation…may have violated his contract.

Cleveland…Fired Browns head coach Hue Jackson says he wants another chance to be a head coach….went (3-36-1) in Cleveland.

Jaguars…Sign FA-WR-Marcus Simms-West Virginia…bypassed in NFL supplemental draft.

NY Jets…Walt Michaels…former head coach-passes away (89Y)….Coached USFL-New Jersey Generals (25-11) record….was starting LB-Cleveland Browns for 11-years.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…pick up 2-more transfers….RB-Greg Bell (6′-200) transfers in from Nebraska-will play immediately….had over (2,010Y) rushing at Arizona Western…then struggled at Nebraska-leaving the team early in season…..CB-Eric Wilson-transfer from Riverside City Community College-played for former SDSU coach Tom Kraft.

Liberty University…..Lands QB-Malik Willis-transfer from Auburn…has 2-years eligiility left.

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………………(BASKETBALL)………………..

Oklahoma City-Houston….Blockbuster trade…Thunder deal G-Russell Westbrook to Houston for G-Chris Paul and #1-#1 picks in 2024-2026)

Oklahoma City-Miami…Open trade talks about a deal that would put Chris Paul with Heat…..

Oklahoma City-Miami…..Failed trade talks about possible Russell Westbrook deal… .Thunder had asked for F-Justise Winslow….G-Goran Dragic….G-Dion Waiters and #1 pick….Westbrook has (4Y-171M) left on contract.

Toronto…Report that Raptors were turned off by demands of F-Kawahi Leonard last week in final meeting…Demanded Raptors execute a 6-for-1 trade to acquire Paul George of Oklahoma City….Toronto refused….LA Clippers wound up doing a (7-for-1) trade to get George and then sign Leonard.

Memphis-Dallas…Open trade talks…F-Andre Iguodala for Mavs G-Courtney Lee and #2-#2 picks.

76ers..Sign FA-C-Kyle O’Quinn-ex Indiana
Suns…Sign F-Kelly Oubre to (2Y-30M) extension to retain him.
NY Knicks…Sign FA-F-Marcus Morris-ex Boston
Spurs..Sign FA-F-Trey Miles-ex Denver

Houston…Chauncey Billups criticizes former teammate Carmelo Anthony….saying ‘Melo’ was only concerned about scoring (30P) a night-not about team winning…reason why no one will sign him now.

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…………….(HOCKEY)…………….

Ducks…Sign FA-D-Michel Del Zotto-ex Vancouver- St Louis Blues.

LA Kings…Sign F-Sam Fagemo-Frolunda-Sweden…2nd round pick…(19Y)…scored 14-goals last year in Swedish elite league

NY Rangers…Sign 1st round pick Kaapo Kakko to 3Y-deal…scored 22-goals-TPS-Finland…(18Y)…will be in opening night lineup.

Las Vegas…Attempting to trade RW-Nikita Gusev rights….club is (3.5M) over NHL-salary cap..cannot afford to sign Russian…scored (17G-82P) in 62-games in KHL-St Petersburg last year

Edmonton…Hire Tyler Wright-Detroit-Director of Scouting…worked with GM-Ken Holland with Red Wings.

Arizona….Coyotes say ticket sales rocked since trade for Penguins goal-scorer Phil Kessel….Season tickets sales up (600%)……Total team sales tickets up (550%)…..Coyotes not been toplayoffs since 2012.

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……………..(GENERAL)…………………..

Wimbledon……Semi-Final showdown in Men’s play…..
..Roger Federer-vs-Rafael Nadal…..Federer has 20-Grand Slam wins-Won Wimbledon 8X….Nadal 18-Grand Slam wins……Meeting for 40th time…..Raffa (24-13) vs Federer…including (10-3) in Grand Slam matches…but Federer (2-1) vs Nadal at Wimbledon.

..Novak Djokovic-vs-Roberto Agut in other Men’s Semi Final.

..Serena Williams-vs-Simona Halep in Women’s Final on Saturday….Seerena 7X-Wimbledon champion….has 23-Grand Slam titles….(9-1)-vs-Halep in career….Serena is (7-4) in Wimbleon finals.

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PGA Tour-John Deere Classic-Illinois
(62)..Roberto Diaz has 7-birdies and an eagle in red hot finish late in round…..(64)..Adam Long….(65)..Martin Laird …(66) Daniel Berger.

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Formula 1…British Grand Prix…Lewis Hamilton-Va Bottas-Team Mercedes-won all 8-races this year.

Indy Car…Grand Prix of Toronto…Josef Newgarden headlines the field.

NASCAR…Kentucky 400….Martin Truex-Joey Logano drivers to beat.

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Soccer….Team USA-D-Geoff Cameron negotiating with LA Galaxy….Queen’s Park Rangers….Stoke City for contract for next season.

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